Singapore decking prices: how to save money (and time)! Published: 16 July 2019 Very useful considerations on decking cost and efficiency Decking cost in Singapore, not matter if natural or composite (wpc - bpc - duro or whatever) is growing like fashion among private and public places. When interest catches you, what do you start to do? Gathering informations to find out what is the best solution for your case!!!! You might be an Architect, designer, owner, maincon, facility manager, and all you have is a budget in mind for your deck and absolutely want to avoid the first FATAL MISTAKE you can possibly make: go on google and type “decking price” “composite decking price” “decking offers” “decking sale” etc.etc. Of course it is wise to have a budget, but the plan to optimize it shall definitely be built on knowledge and consciousness that, if not there, might lead you to inconvenient surprises (and waste of money). The price of outdoor decking is essentially given by three factors: Material you want to use Installation system you want to use The very place where it has to be installed. Why? Ok let’s be practical and dive into a couple of scenarios: SCENARIO ONE: I perform my google research based on finding the best price for a composite decking, maybe a stock, and I find it ! Perfect ! Wrong... If I don’t remember the area I need to deck is irregular (steps, curves etc etc) I might discover the length of those boards might be not fitting my need... and I might do encounter to have too much waste of material or need to buy lot more. So always base your research on what you need, and what you really need is given by your specific case! Check te lengths and interval you want install your deck with (or ask your deck builder) otherwise you risk to buy the wrong sized jacket! Are we really sure we are saving money on that budget still?? Then we have the installation system!!! If the decking I am buying is equipped with traditional hidden fasteners and screws, no matter the material the boards are made from, there will always be the same cost for installation! I know that in this case I shall bed advised that in one there will be more maintenance to do (boards/clips/screws to replace every now and then). If we go for face fastening, this is going to take forever and installation might even cost more than the deck itself!!! Are we sure we are saving money??? SCENARIO TWO: I am conscious about the area I need to cover with decking, and that is the center of my interest! So I know what kind of lengths would be better to use in order to have less waste. I opt for an innovative and faster installation system which gives a longer life to the deck resistance and of course brings even down labor costs!!! After these two simple mind tricks I already created a very good margin gap on my budget!!! Now it’s up to me to decide wether to use that margin to increase the quality (spend more on decking boards material) or just saving... in either cases I won’t encounter bad surprises! iDecking systems do bring down the overall cost of decking both immediately and in time. Immediately because the installation cost and time is reduced due to the simplicity and velocity. In time because the structural maintenance is brought down to near zero. Are you curious about what modern technology offers to help you in Scenario Number 2??? Let’s have a look! iDecking Revolution Systems: ZERO SCREWS / EASY INSTALL AND REMOVE! iDecking Revolution is the company born to innovate in the field of decking/cladding installation systems and materials! The company patented a whole generation of innovative decking installation systems optimized for the Singapore market! Many installations have in fact been performed with success in Singapore, bringing iDecking to be the leading company in innovative decking systems and materials. EasyClick is the innovative system which allows you to install iDecking Revolution boards simply using your feet. No need to use any nails, screws, drills, spacers or “obsolete” clips. The EasyClick system helps ensure a quick and simple troublefree installation. EasyClick is essentially comprised of an understructure “rail system” which comes with pre-installed and pre-spaced patented EasyClick nylon clips. Our patented grooved decking boards are then simply pressed and locked in place. The system can be used both for Wood and for Composites such as DURO, SKUDO and ETHERNO (Carbonized Bamboo). What are the highlights of EasyClick system? Decking installation up to 5 times faster than traditional deck building Boards require Zero screws, nails or other fasteners Drastic reduction of installation errors “Effortless” installation Doesn’t cause water stagnation Increased structural integrity and strength Self blocking and Self aligning system Just to give you an example on How Fast the EasyClick system is, compared to traditional ones: Then if you have any doubt on the strength of the EasyClick clip compared to any screwed clip… here’s a little video that says it all: EasyChange is the only system in the world which allows you the ability to remove and replace every single board of your deck using a special iDecking key. No need to utilize any drills, screws, spacers or “obsolete” clips to install the decking. iDecking Easy Change system helps ensure a quick and simple troublefree installation. EasyChange is comprised of an understructure which comes with pre-spaced special rotating nylon cams. Decking boards are then locked in place with a simple turn of the EasyKey. The system can be used both for Wood and for Composites such as DURO, SKUDO and ETHERNO (Carbonized Bamboo). What are the highlights of EasyChange system? Remove and replace any decking board from anywhere in the floor Up to 50% faster installation compared to traditional deck building Doesn’t cause water stagnation Increased structural integrity and strength To conclude the point, it’s clear that iDecking installation systems are perfectly optimized to achieve the best budget optimization for any kind of project in Singapore. It can be a private house, a condominium, a hotel / resort or a national park. iDecking in fact gives major and unique benefits to the whole chain, from the buyer to the user, and here they are: Systems instead of a single product: iDecking systems are engineered to work together and supported by test reports and project references, while most of the companies only sell decking boards / planks leaving the customer without any knowledge of what kind of structure and clips will be used for the installation. Highly increasing the risk of structural failures Ability to replace the plank: as we said, Singapore is a tropical country and there’s common concern about pests and insects under the decking. iDecking EasyChange is 100% inspectable and you can remove/replace any plank from anywhere in the deck ! Reduction of installation errors: Vast majority of labour forse in the Singapore construction industry are foreign workers. They are not trained and masters of deck building, so exposed to fatal errors when installing. The iDecking systems structures come with the clips pre installed in order to drastically reduce the chance of errors!